Saturday, August 18, 2012
For E at Christmas time, I have here a dolly's blanket. I made the quilt part with Physh during my sewing lesson. Then I sewed flannel on the back and did a fancy stitch X across it to keep the pieces better together (apart from the edges sewn all together).
I'm working on Christmas gifts--dream pillows here. I did a few and will do some more. They are filled with a sewn muslin bag filled with a mix of herbs and essential oils that aid sleep. My sewing needs plenty of work, but I'm improving!
At the behest of a friend and teacher, I finally read Full Moon Feast: Food and the Hunger for Connection by Jessica Prentice. So very glad I did--it's such an involved and involving adventure through our year.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
I started some more mead this week--some different and same herbs (mugwort, feverfew, holy basil are different ones for this round); goji berries instead of pears.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
I have a wee one who is starting to show interest in dancing/ballerinas. What I think is rather marvelous it that it's due to the incredible art of E. Degas, more than anything else. She read Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist from the public library and keeps fixating on his contribution. I have a few surprises for her. Obviously Dover Publishing is my main go-to provider. On amazon, I found bookmarks, a little notebook, small cards and big cards, book: I dreamed I Was a Ballerina and a generic ballerina stained glass coloring book.